Keyword: Law Of The Jungle Controversy
SBS’s survivor format reality show “ Law of the Jungle” is swept up in yet another controversy and this time, it’s because one of the show’s cast members was caught holding a cigarette during broadcast.
On August 2, “Law of the Jungle” aired its Caribbean episode where singer and actor Oh Jong Hyuk was captured with a cigarette.
Airing footage of someone holding a cigarette without a mosaic or blur is a problem but the bigger issue is that the particular scene where Oh Jong Hyuk was seen with a cigarette was when the cast members were trying to make a fire from scratch. This led viewers to think, “If someone is able to smoke a cigarette, why couldn’t they make a fire,” causing doubts over the authenticity of the program to rise up once again
The New Zealand arc of ‘Laws of the Jungle‘ has come to an end.
Even before the airing of the first episode, the show became embroiled in controversy after the agency head of Park Bo Young posted commentschallenging the truth of the reality program. Even though he apologized and the staff of the show remained adamant that the show was completely sincere, evidence arose that some of the elements on the show were false and it rapidly spread on the internet. The show issued an apology, but despite the controversy, the variety show had maintained its #1 spot in its timeslot.
The controversial arc came to an end with the May 10th episode. At the end, Kim Byung Man said, “This place is the end and it’s also another start. I worked really hard to go back to how I was in the beginning
Kim Byung Man apologized to the viewers of ‘Laws of the Jungle‘.
The variety show had come under fire for exaggerating certain elements of the show and claiming certain places were unexplored and dangerous when in fact the places were tourist spots. The show had admitted to their faults and apologized. The main MC of the show, Kim Byung Man also apologized to viewers.
He was on SBS‘ ‘One Night of TV Entertainment‘ to try his hand at sky diving. Before his attempt, the interviewer asked him about the controversies on the show. He answered, “I won’t make any more excuses. I’m sorry. I’ll work harder so I won’t surprise anyone now.”
Even with the controversy, ‘Laws of the Jungle’ has been enjoying high ratings
SBS‘ ‘Laws of the Jungle 3‘ is proving that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger by overcoming controversy and maintaining its title as the ‘king of Friday variety’.
According to AGB Nielsen Media Research, the March 22nd broadcast of ‘Laws of the Jungle 3′ achieved an impressive 16.8% viewer rating which, was a 1.2% increase from its previous viewer rating.
Meanwhile, MBC‘s ‘Dancing With the Stars 3‘ has been moving up the Friday ladder in viewer ratings by achieving a 7.6% viewer rating which was a 1.2% increase from its viewer rating last week. Meanwhile, KBS 2TV‘s ‘VJ Special Forces‘ and MBC’s ‘Birth of A Great Star 3‘ achieved a 8
‘Laws of the Jungle‘ will be heading to Nepal, and more specifically, the Himalayas!
Even though the show was previously embroiled in controversy, most of the negative reactions of the public have already settled down. This is largely due to the currently airing New Zealand trip, which documents each step and effort the cast and staff have put into the program and was crucial in turning the public opinion around.
Friday’s #1 variety show has now announced that their next destination will be Nepal and the Himalayan mountain range for the 8th challenge.
The staff of ‘Laws of the Jungle’ said, “We are planning to show not only Nepal’s Himalayas, but also Nepal’s tropical jungles and its various religious and cultural spectacles
It seems the old saying, “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”, holds true for ‘Laws of the Jungle 3‘ which continued to dominate as #1 in viewer ratings for its time slot despite the previous controversy, and even managed to bounce back a bit.
According to AGB Nielsen Media Research, the March 8th broadcast of ‘Laws of the Jungle 3′ achieved an impressive 16.4% viewer rating, which is actually a 1.2% increase from its previous viewer rating of 15.2%. Viewers were especially curious to catch Park Bo Young, Jung Suk Won, and Lee Pil Mo join the original cast on their New Zealand adventure.
Meanwhile, the premiere of MBC‘s ‘Dancing With the Stars 3‘ and KBS 2TV‘s ‘VJ Special Forces‘ achieved a 5
‘Laws of the Jungle 3‘, even despite having been embroiled in a controversy for being exaggerated in terms of content, has once again topped the Friday time slot as #1 in viewer ratings.
According to AGB Nielsen Media Research on the 2nd, the March 1st broadcast of ‘Laws of the Jungle’s Amazon special finished off with a 15.2% viewer rating which was a decrease of 1.6% from its previous episode. The viewer ratings for the show have been dropping, but it is still leagues ahead of its competition.
In this episode, Kim Byung Man, Noh Woo Jin, Park Jung Chul, Choo Sung Hoon, Park Sol Mi, and MBLAQ‘s Mir finished off their Amazon trip by spending their last night at the Galápagos Islands. Park Sol Mi also wrote a touching farewell letter to the members of the ‘Kim Byung Man tribe’, ringing the hearts of each member
SBS‘ ‘Laws of the Jungle 3‘ aired it latest episode on the 15th, but its ratings suffered as it dropped a whopping 2.8%.
According to AGB Nielsen Media Research, the new episode achieved 15.3% in viewer ratings, which is almost a whole 3% drop since its last episode on February 8th that raked in 18.1%.
With the show facing controversy lately, it’s not a surprise to see some viewers turn away. However, the lower rating could also be due to the fact that the Kim Byung Man tribe left the Amazon for the Galapagos Islands, where they were told that they could not touch, catch, set up a fire, nor eat almost everything on the island due to the extremely strict environmental protection measures set in place. Thus, the drop in ratings could also stem from the episode having less going on than usual
With the controversy surrounding ’Laws of the Jungle‘ lately, Jaekyung offered her thoughts regarding her own experience for its sister program ‘Laws of the Jungle W‘.
Rainbow held their comeback showcase at the Seoul Hongik University V-Hall, and at the event the idol was asked about her opinion on the show’s controversy.
Jaekyung revealed, “To be honest, I changed a lot after coming back from the jungle. It was the turning point of my life. There is a lot of controversy around it. But we really worked hard and learned a big value of life out of it. I am thankful for every small thing now.”
She explained, “When we go to the jungle, we learn to become appreciative for one sip of water and one shade from the sun
Actor Jung Suk Won experiences some tension with netizens regarding the recent controversy of ‘Laws of the Jungle’
Actor Jung Suk Won experienced some tension with netizens regarding the recent controversy surrounding SBS‘s ‘Laws of the Jungle‘.
Jung Suk Won tweeted, “The reason we jumped into the cold ocean and ran under the hot sun with fire in our eyes wasn’t because a camera was in front of us. It was because we were hungry. It was our struggle together with the tribe members to win against the cold and hunger,” in order to clarify that what the cast members’ feel and experience on their trips are completely pure, not faked for the sake of broadcast.
He also added, “The happiness equaled to that of the 2 years’ memory of the marine task force. I swear with all ten fingers. I don’t know too much, but the message that ‘Laws of the Jungle’ wants to send to the viewers is about the life of human beings